Finance Manager

  • Contract type - Permanent, full time (37 hours per week)
  • Salary range - £48,586 - £56,144 & amazing benefits
  • Location - Co-op Academy Leeds
  • Closing date - September 3, 2021

We are seeking a Finance Manager to support Co-op Academy Leeds!

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with strong financial and technical experience to support the Academy and Regional Finance Director for West Yorkshire. You would be based in Co-op Academy Leeds as a Finance Manager supporting the Academy Principal and Senior Leadership Team, with the opportunity to provide technical advice and expertise on financial and commercial matters to other academies within the Hub area. 

As well as having an appropriate finance qualification, you will have excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. In addition, you will have excellent organisational skills and will be able to build strong working relationships, influencing the work of others. You will also be flexible, self-motivated & resilient.

Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community.  It is responsible for 27 academies in West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Wirral, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent with the Co-op acting as the sponsor. There is the likelihood of significant further growth in the near future. The Trust is divided into three hubs currently. This post is within the West Yorkshire Hub and primarily based at Co-op Academy Leeds.

Closing date:  Friday 3rd September 2021 at 5pm

Interviews:  TBC

Start Date:  Negotiable

Why us?

What you do here really counts. And we offer a wide range of benefits and rewards to recognise the part you play in our success. Whether they benefit your finances, your wellbeing, or your family, in or outside work.  From career progression and working and making a difference within your local community, to a whole range of financial discounts and benefits, working at Co-op Academies Trust isn’t just your standard job. 


We offer competitive salaries and local government pension schemes as well as travel season ticket loans, 24-hour access to free money support, and for colleagues who want to save or need help managing debt we have savings and loan products which can be deducted from your pay.


We want you to stay happy and healthy. We offer a free flu vaccine, cycle to work scheme; 24-hour access to free health and wellbeing support and discounted gym membership at a number of popular gyms.


We offer a 10% discount on Co-op branded Food, 5% discount on Co-op Electrical plus discounts on insurance products. You’ll also get access to Co-operative Flexible Benefits and MyActiveDiscounts, giving you discounts and offers from well-known brands on things like shopping, travel, eating out, theatre tickets and broadband.

How to apply

Completed applications should be returned to Hannah Gorman, Trust HR Advisor at before the closing deadline (Friday 3rd September at 5pm).

Visit for more information about Co-op Academies Trust and for further information about the Academy and to download an application form.


Hannah Gorman (Trust HR Advisor):

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